This documentary series is filmed from Sunderland's Royal Hospital, where its specialist ward for the morbidly obese treats patients who are seeking surgery to battle their weight gain.
Focusing on one of the busiest NHS obesity units in the UK, Weight Loss Ward follows the personal stories of the patients, their journeys to losing weight, possible reasons behind their weight gain, the reality of gastric surgery and its consequences.
The series also gives a unique insight into the challenges faced by the ward's 50 specialist hospital staff in getting patients to lose weight, to keep it off, and the tasks they face in performing surgery on them.
Episode 2x3; Jan 21, 2014
In the final episode of this series 56-year-old Doreen Thomas, who is 4 ft 11in and weighed 31 stone at her heaviest, is admitted to the ward. Virtually housebound, Doreen sleeps in her living room where she shops online. But since coming on to the ward, she's been put on a strict diet of three normal-sized meals a day - with no snacks.
2x3: Episode 3
2x2: Episode 2
2x1: Episode 1
1x2: Episode 02
1x1: Episode 01
Dominic Cooper as Narrator
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